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Primary study objective is to test the accuracy of the Genius 2 tympanic thermometer and the Exergen TAT-5000(TM) temporal artery thermometer as compared with serial perioperative core temperature measurements obtained in cardiac surgical patients during cardiopulmonary bypass. Study hypothesis: The Genius 2 thermometer will display greater precision and accuracy than the Exergen TAT-5000 thermometer when compared to core body temperature in patients undergoing CABG surgery.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Massachusetts General Hospital
Tyco Healthcare Group
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:25-0400
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